DR ANDREA CARSON

DR ANDREA CARSON

Positions

  • Public sphere, future of newspapers, the media and democracy, media regulation, political communication (investigative journalism)

Overview

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  • Dr Andrea Carson is a lecturer in Media and Politics at the University of Melbourne. She is also an honorary fellow at the University's Centre for Advancing Journalism. Her research interests are newspapers and the business model of print journalism; journalism studies; media ownership and regulation; media effects and political agenda setting; investigative journalism; media theory; political communication; elections and election reporting.

    She completed a PhD in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne. Her research topic investigated the watchdog role of newspapers from affluent times through to the digital age. Shehas worked previously as a journalist at The Age and as a reporter, producer and broadcaster in radio (ABC 774, 3RRR) television (7.30 Report) and online (The Age, ABC). Before commencing her PhD, Andrea produced ABC 774's morning radio program with Jon Faine. She contributes opinion pieces to The Age, The Conversation, The Drum, New Matilda, Crikey, The Citizen and on air at ABC 774. 

    Andrea is currently teaching: 
    postgraduate subject: Strategic Political Communication
    undergraduate subjects: Politics and the Media; 
    Campaigns and Elections

       

Affiliation

Member of

  • American Political Science Association. American Political Science Association 2016 -
  • Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA).. registered member 2014 -
  • Australian Political Science Association (APSA).. Member 2012 - 2027

Publications

Selected publications

Research

Additional Grant Information

  • “Super-Participation” and Everyday Political Talk Online, MNSI grant 2014 with team •Scott Wright - School of Culture and Communication •Garry Robins - Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences •Andrea Carson - School of Social and Political Sciences •Todd Graham - University of Groningen •Shaojing Sun - Fudan University Journalism School see: http://networkedsociety.unimelb.edu.au/research/projects/ibes/super-participation-political-talk.html   

Awards

Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2013
  • MA, University of Melbourne 2008
  • BA, Deakin University 1997

Awards and honors

  • APA, 2010

Linkages

Supervision

Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • I am available to supervise students with research areas focused on the relationship between politics and the media;  mass media (including social media); investigative journalism, the role of media in democracy; political economy of media; ownership and regulation of Australian media, and the media and the public sphere